Pepperl+Fuchs Improves Smart-Ex 02 Smartphone For Hazardous Areas

Nov. 5, 2020
The new generation of Pepperl+Fuchs’ intrinsically safe 4G/LTE Android smartphone features a large 5" display and powerful features, good ergonomics and an optimized accessory concept.

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces the new generation of its intrinsically safe 4G/LTE Android smartphone Smart-Ex 02. With a large 5" display and powerful features, good ergonomics and an optimized accessory concept, the newly developed Smart-Ex 02 is an advanced explosion-proof smartphone for Zone 1/21 and Div. 1., according to the company. Equipped with the latest Android 9 operating system, the smartphone is fast and secure. It simplifies communication between employees, the control center and backend systems. The Smart-Ex 02 supports 21 different LTE frequency bands and is delivered simlock-free. Global Ex and approval certifications enable worldwide use and global rollouts. Smart-Ex 02 is also AT&T approved and network ready. 

Designed for an extended temperature range from -20 to +60°C, the Smart-Ex 02 can be operated under extreme conditions. For maximum durability, its display is protected by shock- and scratch-resistant gorilla glass. Even in direct light, the user can easily read the display, forward data and share it in the corporate network. With a powerful replaceable battery (4400 mAh), longer shifts and 24-hour work coverage are possible.

Operating the Smart-Ex 02 is easy: push-to-talk and alarm buttons, volume control and the camera release button are intuitive to handle due to their ergonomic design and handy arrangement – even while wearing gloves. Configurable Android keys are available for individual assignment, while dedicated keys for PTT and alarm functions ensure swift communication in case of emergency. A multi-functional mounting plate concept (belt clip, hand strap, charger, docking station) ensures easy carrying, mounting and charging. Additionally, the Smart-Ex 02 can be supplemented by peripheral devices including the Cube 800 Ex-camera and the explosion-proof Smart-Ex Watch as well as headsets, microphones, scanners or Bluetooth beacons by ecom.

The Smart-Ex 02 is the first device certified for Zone 1/21 and Div. 1 to be approved for three compatibilities:

  • AT&T Network Ready
  • Compatibe with T-Mobile BYOD
  • Google (AER) Validation